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Is a Pea Coat from American Eagle a good idea?

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Harold falcon

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I have never seen this coat in person but there are reasons it's so cheap. Shoddy quality, poor construction, blended fabric and slave labour all contribute to a lower cost. If you're just buying this as a fashion item you don't intend to have more than one season then I'm sure it's fine. But if you want a quality product you'll be able to wear for a decade or more you'll have to look elsewhere. There's no shame in buying used. Consider this, a 70 year old pea coat in damn fine condition currently at a third of the AE. http://cgi.ebay.com/40s-Vtg-WWII-US-...t_10969wt_1139 Just make sure to have it dry cleaned if you get it.
 

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It looks fine.
 

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Looks fine but probably constructed like shit, fit like shit, and won't keep you warm for shit.

With $80 I could purchase a vintage US Navy peacoat for around the same price.
 

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Originally Posted by bombers
Looks fine but probably constructed like shit, fit like shit, and won't keep you warm for shit.

With $80 I could purchase a vintage US Navy peacoat for around the same price.


truth.
 

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Spend an extra $20 and go to uniqlo.
 

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shop around a little bit. i know this doesn't help you now, i bought a usa made schott in the warm season for that same price on deep discount. (i have also since ebayed it for 40 bucks more than i bought it for)

you could buy a really well made used one for that ballpark and have a coat that is not only better constructed and warmer, you won't have to live with the shame of having purchased something at ae.
 

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Originally Posted by bombers
Looks fine but probably constructed like shit, fit like shit, and won't keep you warm for shit.

With $80 I could purchase a vintage US Navy peacoat for around the same price.


You can probably kop two.

Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty
Spend an extra $20 and go to uniqlo.

word.
 
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